Bill Tompkins was embedded in the world of secrecy as a teenager, when the Navy took his personal ship models out of a Hollywood department store because they showed the classified locations of the radars and gun emplacements. He was personally present at the "Battle of L.A." when a thousand rounds of ammo were fired at UFOs, and one of the Nordic craft may have selected him to be their rep in the evolving aerospace race. This book is a partial autobiography about his life to the beginning of the 1970s including some of his early work for TRW. Selected by the Navy prior to completing high school to be authorized for research work, he regularly visited classified Naval facilities during WWII until he was discharged in 1946. After working at North American Aviation and Northrop, he was hired by Douglas Aircraft Company in 1950, and when they found out about his involvement in classified work, was given a job as a to create design solutions as a draftsman with a peripheral assignment to work in a "think tank." This work was partly controlled by the Navy personnel who used to work for James Forrestal, who was allegedly assassinated because he was going to publicly reveal what he knew about UFOs. Bill Tompkins was asked to conceive sketches of mile-long Naval interplanetary craft designs. Later, as he became involved in the conventional aspects of the Saturn Program that later became the Apollo launch vehicle, his insight to system engineering resulted in his offering some critical suggestions personally to Dr. Wernher von Braun about ensuring more reliable checkout using the missiles in their vertical position and also some very efficient launch control concepts adopted by both NASA and the Air Force. This story is peppered with very personal interactions with his co-workers and secretaries, some of whom the author believes to be Nordic aliens helping the "good guys" here on Earth. Towards the end of this volume of his autobiography, he sketches what he personally saw on TV when Armstrong was landing on the moon. Born in May 1923, Bill Tompkins is one of the few survivors of the "big war" who is still healthy, married to the same girl Mary, and is willing to tell his story about what he really did during his aerospace life in the 40s, 50s and 60s that relate to aliens, NASA and secrets that now can be told.
Is it possible that extraterrestrial life forms exist within our Galaxy, the Milky Way? This book offers a critical analysis by leading experts in a range of sciences, of the plausibility that other intelligent lifeforms do exist. Exploration of the Solar System, and observations with telescopes that probe deep space, have come up empty handed in searches for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Many experts in the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics are now arguing that the evidence points to the conclusion that technological civilisations are rare. After ten billion years, and among hundreds of billions of stars, we may well possess the most advanced brains in the Milky Way Galaxy. This second edition contains many new and updated aspects of extraterrestrial research, especially the biological viewpoint of the question.
Extraterrestrial Altruism examines a basic assumption of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): that extraterrestrials will be transmitting messages to us for our benefit. This question of whether extraterrestrials will be altruistic has become increasingly important in recent years as SETI scientists have begun contemplating transmissions from Earth to make contact. Technological civilizations that transmit signals for the benefit of others, but with no immediate gain for themselves, certainly seem to be altruistic. But does this make biological sense? Should we expect altruism to evolve throughout the cosmos, or is this only wishful thinking? Is it dangerous to send messages to other worlds, as Stephen Hawking has suggested, or might humankind benefit from an exchange with intelligence elsewhere in the galaxy? Would extraterrestrial societies be based on different ethical principles, or would we see commonalities with Earthly notions of morality? Extraterrestrial Altruism explores these and related questions about the motivations of civilizations beyond Earth, providing new insights that are critical for SETI. Chapters are authored by leading scholars from diverse disciplines—anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, cosmology, engineering, history of science, law, philosophy, psychology, public policy, and sociology. The book is carefully edited by Douglas Vakoch, Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute and professor of clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. The Foreword is by Frank Drake. This interdisciplinary book will benefit everybody trying to understand whether evolution and ethics are unique to Earth, or whether they are built into the fabric of the universe.
Does ETI existence spell the death of Christianity? The increasingly popular answer is "yes". Marie George argues, to the contrary, that Christian belief is compatible with ETI existence, by examining Roman Catholic teaching and Scripture. She then makes a case that while Christian belief does not exclude ETI existence, it does render it improbable. George goes on to expose the faulty reasoning behind the common opinion that science indicates that the universe surely contains other intelligent life forms. She closes with speculations on what the Catholic Church might eventually say about ETIs. Central to her analysis is the cosmic role of Christ. "I appreciate arguments like those in Christianity and Extraterrestrials?, laid out carefully and investigated thoroughly. If more writers proceeded with Dr. George's care and courtesy, there would be new hope for peace in the world." John L. Barger, Ph.D. Publisher, Sophia Institute Press "Although some of Dr. George's claims are controversial, she is clearly an author seeking the truth and open to opposing arguments. Moreover, she has sought out the best sources and used them wisely-in short, an admirable scholarly presentation." Michael J. Crowe Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame and author of The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750?1900
Six years ago, the United States Congress passed legislation requiring counties with populations of 750,000 or more to establish communities in which citizens with age-related cognitive impairment "could live together in a safe and welcoming environment."Under the philosophically grounded wisdom of its CEO and culturally nurtured instinct for aesthetics of its curator, Victor and Vanta Black, Cerebelland 7 in Maryland's Prince George's County stood out as the premier model for a network of communities stretching across the country.Taking advantage of the inevitable bureaucracy of all governmental systems, Erich Zomboryzsendovic enters Cerebelland 7 as a resident under "false pretenses." To his credit, however, he decides to atone for the deception by inspiring and then championing the spirits of Cerebellanders, while entertaining them and himself. Thus he uses Victor Black's suggestion box to propose an in-house theater company that could explode everyone's expectations of senior citizens with tau-tangled cerebrums.Among those whom Erich recruits for a theater crew are (by former occupations) Ellem Enopy, an editor with an undeniably peccadilloish nature; Windsor Poppet, a shoe designer who believes he has been selected by extraterrestrials to negotiate an interplanetary trade pact; Jinky Trueblood, a handyman transferred to Cerebelland 7 after mistaking a fellow resident's beagle for his own; Laurel Yanni, a chef/restaurateur who harbors guilt over her inability to remember details of life with her late wife; Ophira Oulipo, a homemaker who flourishes her speech with French phrases; and Knox Sheffield, a music producer who kept copious notes even when his memory was fully intact. All of these individuals come together as a force, and the theater company's inaugural production gains unprecedented stature -- especially when the president of the United States uses the opening-night production to make an announcement that stands to change the lives of Cerebellanders, their families -- and everyone else around the world.Cerebelland presents society's potential if compassion triumphs over politics (nevertheless acknowledging politics as a force), respect inspires resiliency, and encouragement conquers fear. With a mission to inspire, the novel -- at its core -- addresses a timely and pointed question: Does loss of memory define life?
Welcome to Volume Two of "Not from Here: Selected UFO Articles" by Preston Dennett. As with the first volume, Dennett ventures deep into the heart of the UFO field, revealing previously unexplored areas. Inside this volume you will find: UFO INVESTIGATOR'S DISEASE One of the hidden dangers of being a UFO investigator is becoming investigated by the UFOs themselves. It's a clear-cut case of the hunter becoming the hunted. ALIENS-R-US What exactly is our relationship with extraterrestrials? In some cases, it might be much closer than you think. In fact, there is good evidence that aliens and humans are related. THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING ABDUCTEE The technological ability of ETs is astounding, including the power to shrink or enlarge things, including both people and their own ships. THE MYSTERY OF ANGEL HAIR Angel Hair is a rare substance ejected from UFOs. Nobody knows what it is, and only a handful of cases exist. It's a mystery that has baffled ufologists for decades. EXTRATERRESTRIAL GARDENERS Aliens have multiple agendas, including--as these cases show--the systematic study and collection of plant-life from our planet. UFO RESCUE AT SEA ETs have been known to intervene in human affairs on many occasions. However, only a few people have reported being rescued from a sinking ship by a UFO. THE SMELL OF UFOS It's an area of ufology that has received almost no attention. What do UFOs smell like? And what do their odors reveal about the phenomenon? The answers are surprising. THE UFO BREATHING POOL One of the rarest and most bizarre procedures performed onboard a UFO, the UFO breathing pool involve cases in which people are submersed in a breathable liquid. ALIEN DRINKS In some rare instances, when people are taken onboard a UFO, they are made to consume an exotic alien liquid. The question is: why? UFOS AND ROCKETS UFOs are keeping a very close eye on humanity's exploration of space. When it comes to rocket launches, somebody out there is watching us. As these cases will show, our space program is being closely monitored by aliens. Supported by firsthand cases from across the United States and the world, each chapter of "Not from Here: Selected UFO Articles--Volume 2" adds another tiny piece into the vast puzzle of the UFO phenomenon."